August 25, 2022
Action: Allows retention of wild coho.
Species affected: Salmon
Location: Marine Area 2
Effective Dates and Rules: Aug. 27, through Sept. 30, 2022:
Daily limit 2. Coho min. size 16”. Other salmon species no min. size. Release Chinook.
Reason for action: Mark rates for coho have been lower than expected in Area 2, increasing encounters with Chinook and wild coho as anglers pursue marked coho. A reduction in the remaining quota for the Area 2 fishery was implemented in conjunction with this change to ensure that allowing catch of unmarked coho will not increase impacts on wild coho stocks of concern.
Additional information: Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed.
Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close September 30, but areas may close earlier if quotas are met.
Anglers can be notified of in-season rules changes as they are announced by signing up for WDFW Regulation Updates at wdfw.wa.gov/about/lists.
Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700